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Why Saudi Arabia Is Suddenly Shaking Up Its Military

The kingdom replaced top military brass, opened armed forces jobs to women and promoted a woman to a senior Labor Ministry post in a series of rare steps in the ultraconservative kingdom.

Saudi Arabia replaced a generation of its military leadership, for the first time opened some military jobs to women and promoted a woman to a top post at the Labor Ministry, in a series of rare steps in the ultraconservative kingdom.

Reported by the official Saudi Press Agency late Monday, the royal decrees are the latest move in

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